In the year 2000, Mary passed away with cancer after battling for several months. I was only 8 years old at the time and didn't really know what we going on. My mum nursed Mary up until the very end.
In June 2014, Chris passed away with cancer. She initially had back pain which started in the October and, after several months, they discovered she has secondary cancer in her spine. The primary cancer was in her lungs, but there were no symptoms to be recognised. She had major surgery to her spine and various radio/chemo treatment. She gradually deteriorated and eventually moved in to Mary Steven's Hospice where she was kept comfortable until she eventually passed away a few days later.
Both deaths has a huge impact on the family, but we all stuck together and got through it as best we could.
So now you can understand why this means so much to my family and I. I believe that there will be a cure for cancer one day and every little bit of money raised for this charity will help with research to find this.